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Cookies

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer’s hard disk to identify you to our site. It is essentially your identification card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. It is uniquely yours and can only be read by our site.

Cookies serve as a convenience to you by creating a more streamlined login process, keeping track of your shopping cart additions and preserving your order information between sessions.

Thebay.com sends Cookies to your hard drive when you make purchases or register to become a member. The Cookies used by thebay.com are used exclusively for the purposes of improving your experience on thebay.com and are not used to keep track of your web use outside of our site.

Thebay.com may work with outside organizations as technical resources for  thebay.com‘s marketing campaigns including but not limited to our email subscription service.. In conducting these marketing campaigns, these outside organizations may use cookies on our behalf. Any outside organization that does assist us with emails has agreed not to use or disclose such information for any other purpose.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off Cookies, you will not be able to complete your purchase online.

You can call our Customer Care Representatives at 1-800-521-2364 to place your order by phone.

2. Can I still shop at thebay.com if I choose not to set my browser to accept Cookies?

Yes. Call our Customer Care Representatives at 1-800-521-2364 and they would be happy to take your order.

3.  Can cookies read information from my hard drive?

No. Cookies can only store data that is provided by the server.

4. Where are cookies stored?

Cookie data is stored on your hard drive. On Windows machines, Cookie data is stored in a file called COOKIE.TXT.

5. How can I see which Cookies I’ve accepted?

Please check the Help option on the top toolbar on your browser. By using this Help feature, you should find out how to prevent your browser from accepting new Cookies, how to set the browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to completely disable Cookies.

6. Can malicious sites read cookie information used by another site?

No. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you or your computer, and can only be read by the Web server that issued the cookie to you.

Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.